Re: "Russians create 'artificial human brain' "

From: Emlyn (
Date: Sun Apr 15 2001 - 21:48:45 MDT

Bullshit detector? Anyone?

Emlyn James O'Regan - Managing Director
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Subject: AI: "Russians create 'artificial human brain' "

> From:
> Russians create 'artificial human brain'
> Russian scientists claim to have developed the first artificial brain with
> the same intellectual potential as a human.
> The neuro-computer is based on the workings of the human brain cell and
> out perform previous brain models.
> It uses pioneering findings in neurophysiology and neuromorphology to
> produce a truly thinking machine, scientist Vitaly Valtsev has told the
> Interfax news agency.
> He has warned of the potential of the scientific breakthrough, saying the
> new brain could turn into a Frankenstein monster if mistreated.
> The scientist said: "This machine needs to be trained like a newborn
> It is extremely important for us to make it a friend, not a criminal or an
> enemy."
> Mr Valtsev, a member of the International Academy of Information Science,
> says the Russians have succeeded where others have failed because they
> a model of the neurons in the brain in building the computer.
> He says earlier attempts to create advanced artificial intelligence have
> failed because scientists tried to create a machine using a model of the
> neuron taken from the spinal cord developed back in the 1940s.
> Last updated: 15:42 Sunday 15th April 2001
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